By Sophia Vassiliou
Spring is a season when the landscape’s visual outburst encourages us to do a double take: Daffodil’s yellow trumpets, azalea’s fuchsia blossoms, and plump chartreuse leaves. Not only are these great colors, but they also spark new color palette ideas. So why not take time to refresh and renew your interior?
Choosing Color for Interior Design
How do you react to color? Do the warm shades of a sunset move you, or does a clean, cool winter landscape speak to you? What inspires you? Nature’s palette, the ocean’s hues, or bold colors?
Is there a mood you want to capture? Visualize colors that create a calm retreat to a bright kitchen. Get a clue from your clothes closet. Does that one red sweater get passed over time and time again for the neutrals in your wardrobe?
Using Color in Design
What is the size of the space? Do you want it to feel larger or cozier? How much available light is there, and what time of day will you use the room most? Decorating a room with a view? You may want to incorporate the hues in your surroundings into the palette. The visuals show the relationship of “Inspiration to Interiors” using color. A bold sculptural palette influences an office space with storage boxes and bright artwork.
Sophia’s Decorating Tips
• For a fun piece of wall art, pick up a large canvas stretcher and some fun fabric of your choice. Stretch the fabric over the frame, and secure with a staple gun for a customized yet inexpensive statement piece.
• Remember to accessorize your space with textures, shapes, and patterns using colors from your inspiration palette.
• If you are decorating more than one room, you can unify them with color as well. Spring into color – it’s fun!
For more decorating tips, visit Sophia at www. sophiadesigns.com.
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